News & Business Issues
City of Lafayette’s ARPA subcommittee developed a community survey, which will be open until October 25: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lafayettebiz.
Info and resources for businesses.
Current vaccine and masking updates from Contra Costa Health Services.
Lafayette Chamber announces DEI theme for 2021 Lafayette Res Run for Education, “Unity In Diversity.” 5k, 10k, 2 mile fun run/walk Sunday, October 24, 2021 with a virtual race option around the Lafayette Reservoir October 13-23, 2021.
The petition must be signed by five current Chamber members and returned to the Chamber office by September 29, 2021.
This September is #bekind21 in the City of Lafayette. Read our 21 examples of sharing kindness that the Lafayette Chamber has developed for the challenge.
Red Flag Warning for North Bay Mountains, Valleys, East Bay Hills & Interior Valleys from 5pm 9/9/21 to 11am 9/10/21. View online: https://local.nixle.com/alert/8962166 Red Flag Warning has been issued for North Bay Mountains and Valleys and East Bay Hills and...
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is highlighting the need for energy conservation and the possibility of a Flex Alert being triggered for Wednesday and Thursday, June 16th-17th, 2021.
Feedback needed to further craft mission and vision statements that will guide Lafayette’s future.
Small Business Help From SCORE SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. No matter what stage your business is at SCORE has a mentor for you. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been partnering with SCORE for over 15...
CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Updates As of June 28, 2021, California critical eviction protections have been extended through September 30, 2021 to help keep California families in their homes. Additionally, the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program now covers...
All fireworks are illegal in Contra Costa County, except professional public displays put on by cities or other jurisdictions.
Here are County Employment & Human Services locations in Contra Costa County to cool off during high heat this week.
Small business employer Covid-19 resources.
Free Assistance to businesses and non profits! Paycheck Protection Program Round 2
City is Updating its Housing Element
And the fourth Lafayette Chamber Ann Denny Memorial Award goes to … [Former] City of Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson.
Can our small local businesses outlast the virus? The answer is really up to all of us.
Through the Decades – Members of the Lafayette Chamber! The Lafayette Chamber was started by a group of concerned business persons in 1947. To start off 2021, the Chamber would like to highlight the members who have supported the Lafayette Chamber through these...
View our 2021 Restaurant Guide!
Dr. Anthony Fauci's Special Message to Lafayette in Interview with Councilmember Cam Burks Post Date: 12/23/2020 8:48 AM City of Lafayette Hello Lafayette:On Tuesday, December 22, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National...
Lafayette Chamber’s weekly Lafayette Business Report on Lafayette Community Information and Emergency Radio, AM 1670
‘Lights the Night’ celebration, Little Free Pantry, donating party funds among efforts around town
2020 is the Year to support your local stores and businesses more than ever.
2020 Holiday Religious Services
Discussion of the new Contra Costa County COVID-19 public health restrictions and how they impact Lafayette’s businesses and residents.
Take-out, dine-in … RESERVE NOW!
Refer to the Staff Report for details.
“Do I board up my storefront before the polls close on Tuesday?”
Purchase an American Flag Kit through November 5th (flag, pole and bracket)
Lafayette and San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Areas and all East Bay trails are CLOSED.
Lafayette School District Office, 3477 School Street, Lafayette, CA
$120 billion in relief through a grant program that focuses on the small businesses we all want to save.
Provides additional protections through January 31, 2021.
The Virtual Evacuation Drill that was postponed last month due to the wildfires, will take place Saturday, September 26, starting at 7:30 a.m.
2020 City Council Candidates & Ballot Box Locations
FREE business mentoring from SCORE East Bay
Acalanes High School community provides students with an ASB Spirit Card discounts at local businesses.
September 1 to September 21, 2020
Public Safety Subcommittee this Wednesday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m., for a Town Hall devoted to wildfire preparedness.
The petition to run for the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is now available.
Yes, you heard that right! We are hosting a virtual mixer!
The City has been notified that portions of Lafayette are on the list for a possible rolling electrical outage tonight due to heavy statewide electricity usage. Although we don't know the exact boundaries of the outage, customers in Lafayette could be effected from...
Report dated July 22, 2020.
To address individual and structural racism in Lafayette, the City would like to hear your story!
We find ourselves at a “tipping point” where our actions will dictate our future.
Private parking meters to resume July 1, 2020.
How to participate in the City’s public meetings and provide public comment.
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A volunteer team of local, experienced “sewists” has come together with the goal of creating up to 2,000 masks.
If you are thinking I’ll skip sending the rent check for my residence, there are some remedies in place.
Measure L will help bridge the gap between what California provides to our district and what it really costs to give our children a meaningful education.
When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine. New York Times Article 2/13/2020
This new law targets how small businesses treat freelancers and independent contractors, leveraging tough restrictions.
If you have been following local politics over the last two years, you probably heard about State Senate Bill 50 …
Visit diablomag.com/vote to check out this year’s categories and to vote.
Welcome Back Lafayette!
Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change in their lives. What is your 2020 goal going to be?
Twas’ the week before Christmas and all through the office, we take a moment to review what the year has brought us ... It is hard to believe 2019 is coming to an end. The Chamber hosted our annual Holiday Mixer last Wednesday at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette....
SHOPPING LOCAL MATTERS! Drop in and say hello to your local merchants. They will be glad to see you.
“It’s A Wonderful Life in Lafayette” Holiday Celebration originally scheduled for this Friday, December 6th, will now be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 4-6:30pm due to weather. Same time, same place just a new date!
The report will focus on the costs associated with the Power Shut-down.
Let’s go old school, skip the shopping on Amazon these next few weeks and shop downtown.
Say hello to our new board members that will serving their two year term beginning January 1st, 2020. Larry Blodgett, Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring Kathy Merchant, Las Trampas Capitol Campaign John McCormick, Lamorinda Music (incoming President) Dennis...
BART is making extensive repairs and upgrades to the track between Orinda and Walnut Creek stations on most weekends from August 17 through October.
What story had the biggest buzz in Lafayette this week? Well, besides the naming of our new City Manager, Niroop Srivatsa! We are one lucky community. What I wanted to share with you is the story behind the Roundup Saloon. Has it been sold? Will condos be built in...
To All Chamber Members with 5 or more employees: Effective January 1, 2020 the State of California is requiring all companies with 5 or more employees to provide classroom training and education regarding sexual harassment. Town Hall Theatre is considering hosting...
Lafayette’s City Council is looking for five residents to serve on a community panel to interview finalists for the City Manager position. Requirements Available to serve on August 2, 2019, from approximately 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at City offices. Lafayette resident...
Congratulations to the Lafayette Chamber members who have won Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay 2019!
Beginning the week of May 20, 2019, every household in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Canyon will be mailed the Lamorinda Residents Guide to Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation. The Guide contains essentials for residents regarding wildfire preparedness and...
Bay Area’s premier countywide leadership program accepts 25-30 individuals from throughout the county with diverse backgrounds to participate in the program.
Think there are no commute options? Do you have questions about the Bus Route/Times/Frequency? Join us for a Transportation Information Event on Tuesday, May 28, 4pm-6pm, at the Moraga Country Club. This event is designed to be a comprehensive, informational forum...
Sign up for free notifications: Community Warning System (CWS) and NIXLE!
Participation in local, upcoming JOB FAIR – open to all Lamorinda Businesses
Diablo Magazine's Best of the East Bay Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay 2019 polls are closing Sunday, March 31! Make sure all of your fans have cast their votes before its too late. Plus, a vote for at least one place of business in each of the 10...
In February, the Lafayette City Council approved three strategic goals and five strategic objectives for 2019. One of the strategic objectives is to develop a strategy to expand City support of local businesses and commerce & to increase the vibrancy of downtown Lafayette. A public meeting on March 19 will focus on receiving input from property owners, business owners and operators.
Art Business News March 5, 2019
What the pop-up brings is an exciting experience that engages us in the experiment and creates a sense of urgency in its “here today, gone tomorrow” concept. So we were intrigued when the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Lafayette embraced the idea of a pop-up and morphed it into an exciting community-based experiential endeavor.
As the Bay Area grapples with a housing shortage that has driven the cost of buying and renting to astronomical heights, the looming CASA battle highlights an ongoing power struggle.
As commuting patterns change, most office buildings will probably need less parking space. For office developers, that means the parking space they build now has to be flexible enough to become something else later. From https://www.bisnow.com.
Many entrepreneurs fail to notice the subtle signs that their products or services are becoming obsolete. When they finally take note, their once thriving enterprises are in jeopardy. Ensure that your small business flourishes for years to come by taking notice of the following telltale signs that your company may become irrelevant. From https://sba.thehartford.com.
The Business Person of the Year dinner will be held at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa on Friday, February 1st, 2019 . In addition to toasting and roasting Terry, we will have Mayor Cam Burks give his first “State of the City” address.
IRS continues to highlight and share information on tax law changes affecting small business owners and self-employed individuals.
Read our current email blast here.
Dine out to raise money for LPIE! Participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day to LPIE. Help support our children’s education and local Lafayette businesses at the same time!
November 13 marks the official start of the City of Lafayette’s pilot project to test a second northbound right-turn lane from Moraga Road onto Mount Diablo Boulevard. The pilot will evaluate whether adding an additional turn arrow for right-turn movements in the middle northbound lane on Moraga Road can effectively reduce traffic congestion farther upstream (south of the intersection).
Purpose of the Program: PCBs have been detected at elevated levels in certain sport fish in San Francisco Bay. To make the fish safer to eat and protect human health, PCBs sources to the Bay need to be identified and controlled. Urban stormwater runoff is considered a...
AUGUST 2018, new regulations regarding Prop. 65 went into affect. California voters enacted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (“Proposition 65”) in 1986. The law requires warnings for potentially dangerous chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harms. Thirty-two years later, Californians are now well accustomed to seeing these warnings on consumer products, and virtually everywhere they go.
Lafayette Res Run for Education - Sunday, October 21 On the morning of Sunday, October 21 approximately 2000 people will run along Mt. Diablo Blvd. The Chamber would like to encourage you to take advantage! Local businesses - think about opening your store early (runs...
Welcome to our new website! On behalf of the Lafayette Chamber staff and our tech committee chair, John McCormick of Lamorinda Music, we would like to welcome you to our brand new Lafayette Chamber website! Please do pardon our dust, as we have not only just launched...
Four Tips to Consider Before Starting a Small Business By Andrew Foust, Wells Fargo Small Business Leader As the economy continues to improve, it’s a positive sign to see more people venturing out to start a small business. Yet it’s important to take time to research...
Lafayette Listens! is an online forum for civic engagement. Read what others are saying about important Lafayette topics, then post your own statement.
Congratulations to the Winners of Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay!
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December 28, 2020 - Business Assistance Program
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Regional Stay at Home Order, Dec. 4, 2020
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